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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

3-Alarm apartment fire in Louisiana fills sky with black smoke, no injuries reported

VIDEO: A large fire broke out at an apartment complex near the Industrial Canal in New Orleans East Wednesday night. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but it appears to have broken out at or near the Gentilly Ridge apartment complex off of Chef Menteur Highway. NOFD officials say the complex has about 100 units in it, about 90 of them occupied.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWL-TV CBS 4 New Orleans
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Oxygen Saturation Device To Help Firefighters In Colorado Exposed To COVID

The Thornton Fire Department is one of the first in the country to use new technology to monitor firefighters who were exposed to COVID-19. The department is using the Masimo Pulse Oximeter on quarantined firefighters to check their health status and be notified of a health decline. The device measures oxygen saturation, pulse and breathing rate, circulation and respiratory quality.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

NTSB says vehicle battery fires pose risks to 1st responders

Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Saliva could hold clues to how sick you will get from COVID-19

To the known risk factors for developing severe COVID-19—age, male sex, or any of a series of underlying conditions—a new study adds one more: high levels of the virus in your saliva. Standard COVID-19 tests sample the nasal passage. But several new tests look for SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic coronavirus, in saliva, and the new work finds a striking correlation between high virus levels there and later hospitalization or death.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Science Magazine
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Posted: Jan 14, 2021

HAAS safety cloud system is helping an Ohio fire department to quickly get to an emergency

Broadview Heights Fire Chief Jeffrey Hajek is giving 19 News a first-hand look at a new piece of technology his department uses to save precious seconds when getting to an emergency. It’s called the HAAS Safety Cloud System. The device alerts drivers to move over because emergency vehicles are coming through.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOIO-TV CBS 19 Cleveland
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